For Immediate Release: July 22, 2015
Contact: Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager 941-954-2613 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarasota, FL: The State Street Garage, an urban mixed-use structure with a striking architectural design, is scheduled to open to the public Wednesday, July 22 at 5 p.m. Located in the heart of downtown Sarasota on State Street between Lemon Avenue and Orange Avenue, the facility will be available for parking 24 hours a day at no cost.
“The State Street Garage will be a signature building in downtown,” said City Manager Tom Barwin. “Our Urban Design Studio helped design a much needed parking structure that blends in with its surroundings in an artful manner. Most importantly, almost 400 parking spaces are now available for the many people who visit our increasingly vibrant downtown, including those who shop every Saturday at the Farmers Market,” said Mr. Barwin.
The State Street Garage can accommodate 395 vehicles. Four electric car charging stations will be available at no cost on the second floor. Designated handicapped and motorcycle parking spaces are located on the ground floor as well as enough space for 30 bicycles. To help drivers remember where they park, each of the five parking decks is color coded. The ground floor also includes 14,000 square feet of retail space along State Street.
The State Street Garage can be accessed via State Street as well as Ringling Boulevard.
Work crews will be on site finalizing construction activities.
“Thanks to everyone for their patience during the construction,” said Mr. Barwin. “With the opening of the State Street Garage, this is another big step forward for our central downtown.”
For more information contact Mark Lyons, Parking Manager: 941- 954-7058.
About the City of Sarasota: Distinguished by Google as a Digital Capital in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 53,000 year round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach, a 45-hole municipal golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Club, and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles. Learn more about us at www.SarasotaGov.com